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The heavy and abnormal transport sector, and the heavy lifting industry, waited a long time for a dedicated magazine and website that addresses the special issues they face. HeavyTorque was launched in January 2015 to fill that demand and has quickly become the authoritative voice of the industry. HeavyTorque provides a fresh approach to the issues that affect abnormal load and lifting specialists. The magazine and website are full of interesting and informative news, technical features, interviews, case studies, expert comment and analysis, and essential market information and legislation updates. HeavyTorque’s quarterly magazine is written by carefully selected, independent journalists who understand the business. Their expertise spans everything from renewables, power generation, oil and gas to heavy lifting, heavy engineering, rail, construction, plant and machinery, civil engineering and infrastructure. We test drive new vehicles from all the heavy truck and trailer manufacturers, and talk to the development engineers responsible for new and innovative components. Case studies and company profiles ensure that we cover current operational trends and the latest trucks, trailers and heavy lift equipment. We also report from key European exhibitions and shows, and cover innovations in the industry around the world. HeavyTorque is published by Nimble Publishing Ltd, and proudly supports the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Heavy Transport Association (HTA).

In addition to the magazine and website, HeavyTorque is also the force behind The Heavies, an annual awards event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of our industry. The Heavies will be returning in 2018, please stay tuned for further details on event/entry dates, venue, location and much more. For more information and to visit The Heavies website, click here.

Meet the Team

HeavyTorque is produced by a team of experienced commercial and publishing professionals together with independent expert journalists.

Andy Adams
Editor
Brainchild of the now synonymous industry title, HeavyTorque. Andy is a sales and marketing man at heart – with a true passion for B2B printed matter – and match fishing! For the past 20 years, he has been instrumental in launching and developing several industry publications through a diverse range of sectors – from metro and light rail – to construction, waste management and haulage. Andy is a proud father of two beautiful daughters: with another little addition to the family due in April.
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Bob Beech
Senior Editorial Journalist
With transportation running through his blood, Bob was involved with the family business from an early age. He then went on to work as a driver throughout the UK and Europe: latterly as a salesman for new and used trucks.
Margo Cole
Senior Editorial Journalist
Margo Cole is a very experienced writer and editor who specialises in construction, infrastructure, transport and heavy equipment. She trained as a civil engineer before becoming a journalist, and has also studied psychology to Masters level. During a 25-year career in journalism Margo has worked on a range of business magazines, journals and websites, as well as for PR agencies, trade bodies and blue chip companies. She has been a regular freelance contributor.
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Brian Weatherley
Senior Editorial Journalist
Former Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Motor and Truck and Driver magazine. Since 2009 he has been a freelance journalist, video presenter and media consultant. During his 30-years plus of reporting on the CV industry he has won a number of awards including the British Society of Magazine Editors ‘Business-to-Business Magazines Editor of the Year’, the CILT Logistics and Transport Journalist of the Year, and the Cummins CV Writer of the Year. He is a current C+E Licence holder.
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John Henderson
Senior Editorial Journalist
Born Edinburgh 1962. Trained as an apprentice then qualified commercial vehicle technician with Scottish ERF dealership. HGV Class One driving licence holder since 1989, the same year he started occasional contributions to road transport magazines. Freelance journalist and acting features editor at Transport News since January 2004. Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, Guild of Motoring Journalists and Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Paul Newman
Sub Editor
Trained at IPC Magazines and staffed on various farming and transport journals before eventually moving onto Reed Business Publishing. After relocating to Pembrokeshire, Paul has been a freelance production journalist for over 30 years, working on magazines as diverse as Commercial Motor, Flight International, Land Rover Owner and Motor Ship.
Kevin Swallow
Senior Editorial Journalist
Delivering goods has been in my blood since the age of 12 when I started a paper round. The goods and the mode of transport became bigger as I got older, and at 21 years old I got my class one. In 2000 journalism became my new career when I joined Commercial Motor. After a return to hauling freight for three years running a small haulage business I embarked on a career as a freelance journalist.
Chris Tindall
Senior Editorial Journalist
Chris started writing for the haulage and logistics industry 15 years ago and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy and interested for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.
Craig Pusey
Professional Photographer
HeavyTorque’s resident professional photographer. Craig specialises in automotive, expedition and travel photography. His work speaks for itself, though his main strength is the ability to adapt and use every given situation to produce stunning results.
Kayleigh Adams
Digital Marketing Manager
Kayleigh is the youngest member of the HeavyTorque team. A vibrant young talent with passion, zest and enthusiasm for digital marketing. Given her short time with the title, its clear she excels with intelligence and determination. In her spare time she loves catching up with family and friends – and of course – shopping and travelling!
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Tracy Hurst
Accounts Director
Accounts Manager Tracy joined #TeamNimble in November 2016, following her career in the childcare, finance and business industries. Although a first-rate approach to work in the office: Tracy can often be found rocking out at concerts and travelling across Europe, enjoying the many sights! Her favourite pastime though, is nothing more than a cost night in with friends and family.

From the well written articles to the exceptional photos, Heavy Torque is a market leader in our industry. At Van der Vlist we love keeping up to date with the latest news and projects, even making our own appearance in 2016. We could not recommend this magazine enough.

James White, Commercial and Business Development

Van der Vlist Group

HeavyTorque is an essential read magazine for decision makers within the heavy haulage and specialist transport industry and provides a great opportunity for manufacturers to make their mark. The adverts are well produced, editorials exceptionally informative and the staff’s support has always been excellent. Promoting our products in HeavyTorque magazine is one of the best marketing decisions we have made.

Martin Pickering

Marketing Communications Manager

Kelsa choose to advertise in HeavyTorque because its content is clearly for serious players in the haulage industry, with a wide range of informative articles. We know that it reaches the right people and covers aspects of trucking most others do not, offering information on changes within the industry as well as new products and services. As a designer I’m also aware of the extremely high quality of the photographic content and print. We are really happy with the service we receive and have no hesitate in recommending HeavyTorque to truckers everywhere.

Frank Seddon

Kelsa Truck Products Ltd

I certainly enjoy reading HeavyTorque - and whilst we do not operate any heavy haulage ourselves - we do so on a sub-contract basis. Therefore, it’s good to see what equipment is being used by both suppliers, and the industry operators alike. The content and photographic quality is always first rate. Keep up the great work!

Duncan Rogers, Managing Director

Projector Lifting Service Ltd

HeavyTorque magazine is a class apart. Its orientation illustrates our sector on a different level. The general look is really unique and we value the highly informative content. The magazine is an ideal communication platform and partner for the Faymonville Group – who offer the complete transport solution for payloads from 15t to 15,000t… and beyond.

Alain Faymonville, President

Faymonville Group

HeavyTorque is the magazine for the heavy haulage industry. The Magazine offers a very high standard of ads and editorial and the design and content is always exceptional. Advertising in HeavyTorque has been a great decision for us.

Katie Marshall, Marketing Manager

RUD Chains

HeavyTorque has set a new standard in specialist print and on-line journalism. Not only is it attractive and appealing with great photography and layout, but the features provide in depth and incisive insight into this highly specialised sector of the road transport industry.

Phil Moon, Marketing Manager

DAF Trucks Ltd

From the drivers’ viewpoint, HeavyTorque is a must-read for those interested or associated with the heavy haulage industry. The title is very informative on a wide range of projects - not only in the UK - but worldwide. On another note, it was a personal privilege (as a driver) to be invited to the industry awards evening, The Heavies… but to then be awarded 'The Heavies Hero' in 2017 was an amazing achievement. May I say a massive thank you to my fellow peers for their continued support and nominations!

Kevin Brookes, Driver (and Heavies Hero 2017)!

Ascroft Transport

We have been more than impressed with the professional production of HeavyTorque. It’s been a pleasure to deal with the team across all elements of the process from advertising, design and editorial content. A first class approach to the management and most importantly the quality of content makes HeavyTorque an obvious choice for us.

Linda Galt, Director

Galt Transport

HeavyTorque is a “must read” for renowned decision makers of the heavy haulage industry and therefore a great opportunity to make one’s mark. The ads look fabulous, editorials are exceptionally informative and the staff’s support has always been great. Advertising in HeavyTorque Magazine is one of the best marketing choices we have made.

Mrs Brunhilde Rauscher-Doll, Director

DOLL Fahrzeugbau GmbH

Heavy Torque has quickly established itself on the market. An interesting magazine peppered with facts and information around the heavy transport industry. An unusual format, superb images and good articles are the key to your success. Congratulations! Keep it up!

Erich Traub, Marketing Manager

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft